The Red River Expedition of 1870

“Much is written of Canada’s take-over of the Red River Settlement in 1870 but little about the 1st expeditionary force to slog through wilderness to get there. Paul McNicholl’s (l.) reveals the details.FULL STORY



Q is for Quintana

March 03rd, 2022

Christine Quintana’s new play, Clean/Espejos (2022) explores different perspectives of female solidarity, secrets and survival across two languages when two women from very different classes collide at a Mexican hotel.

After Adriana, a hotel floor manager meets a Canadian wedding guest, the two connect over the trauma in their lives — Adriana with a family loss and the Canadian with a long-held damaging secret. Both women are forced to face their past and all that they’ve tried to keep hidden.

Quintana’s previous play Selfie (Playwrights Canada, 2021) examined how sexual assault against minors can happen in any community. She is the winner of a Siminovitch Prize Protege winner for playwriting and a founding member of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. She holds a BFA in Acting from UBC. Although born in Los Angeles to a Mexican American father and a Dutch British Canadian mother, Quintana grew up in East Vancouver “seeing every show I could at The Cultch and the Vancouver Playhouse,” she says on her website.

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